Wildcat Tales

Innocence, I miss you

Innocence, I miss you

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

February 12, 2015

Innocence. A word that correlates heavily with being a child. Something that you lose as you get older and go through experiences that opens your eyes to what the real world is like. Working with kids every other Sunday makes me wish I could go back to my elementary days when I didn't have a care...

Op-ed: Why there’s hope for Wildcat basketball

Op-ed: Why there’s hope for Wildcat basketball

Haley Samsel, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2014

Going into the second half of Friday’s boys basketball game against Plano West, the Wildcats had a choice to make. Down 8-28 after a dismal offensive first half, the team could choose to keep their heads down – to give up in front of the legion of students who appeared for the cross-town rivalry...

Getting through the night

Getting through the night

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

December 1, 2014

Continued from Issue 4, Vol. 69 of the Wildcat Tales Death is something that all of us will encounter in some point of life, whether it's a family member, a friend, or a loved one. When we are younger, we don't recognize the fact that life comes to an end for all. We just assume that we all live fore...

Quieting the noise

Quieting the noise

Ella Hunt, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 27, 2014

Syncopated beats flow through your head and open the doorway to harmony, as you bump and shove through the mass of teenagers. Your mind just fills with the lyrics of the song, and the world around you pauses in a moment of tranquility. My ear buds are constantly in, and, disregarding the warning on...

My Harley

My Harley

Falyn Traina, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 21, 2014

Present any normal person with a pug or chihuahua or golden retriever and your ears are suddenly filled with "ooo"'s and "ahhh"'s and rather annoying puppy talk. On the other hand, present someone with a pit bull. They seem to cringe and back away, as if you just threw a cockroach at them. To me,...

The Silent Life

Mari Brown, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 19, 2014

Silence. Something I deal with everyday. But this type of silence is one where the outer world is muted and I can only hear my thoughts. I am deaf. No, I didn’t listen to music too loud when I was little or have an illness that caused me to lose my hearing. I was simply born deaf. Everyday is like...

Keep walking

Ella Hunt, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 16, 2014

sat on the cold bench in the blazing heat, the wind tickling my skin and drying my tears. Thoughts like, "maybe she didn't want me," or "I was too much of a burden," echoed in my mind. On an average day in kindergarten, I sat in the corner drowning in these thoughts with tear stained cheeks. When...

The Day I’ll Never Forget

Kelsey Campbell, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 11, 2014

Some days are clearer than others. Some days begin and end in such a hurry that they get lost among the pages of the thick hardback book of life. Others haunt your memory, forever occupying a section of your brain. One particular day I remember down to the last second. I couldn't forget it if I tried....

The F-Word

The F-Word

Lydia Sebany, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

October 6, 2014

Don’t be afraid, she doesn’t bite unless you do not want gender equality. She is not the aunt that doesn’t shave or wear a bra, nor is she the band of protestors that don’t take showers, and carry posters declaring their hate of the male gender. She is feminism, and is only interested in prom...

Think pink

Think pink

Suhina Chopra, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

Continued from Issue 1, Volume 69 of the Wildcat Tales My mom and I had just walked out of my orthodontist’s office. It was dark and cloudy outside as we sat in the car. Her phone went off. It was her sister. My mother's voice sounded serious and almost in shock but yet still calm and contained, a...

Homecoming hullabaloo

Homecoming hullabaloo

Corey Picklesimer, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

September 25, 2014

Deeply rooted in high school culture is a tradition we call Homecoming. The purpose of Homecoming is for students from years past to return to and watch our Homecoming game. But for some reason, we teenagers just love to jump on the party wagon. I like Homecoming. It’s a great way to get to know y...

5 lessons learned during senior year

Madea Neyor, Staff Writer

June 6, 2014

1. It's only as much as you put into it.  From sports to extracurricular activities to homework, know this: its value is dependent on how much you put into it. This goes the same with all aspects of senior year. If you want the year to be great, you have the ability to make it so. It is up to you ...